Tuesday, September 25

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

“Redistricting today has become the most insidious practice in American politics—a way, as the opportunistic machinations following the 2010 census make evident, for our elected leaders to entrench themselves in 435 impregnable garrisons from which they can maintain political power while avoiding demographic realities.”

Monday, September 24

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No Evidence of Disease

Stephanie had cancer, until she didn’t.

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Portrait of the Artist as a Postman

A profile of Kermit Oliver, a reclusive, critically acclaimed artist who designs scarves for Hermès and works nights at the Waco post office.

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Kurt Cobain: The Rolling Stone Interview

An interview with Cobain a few months after the release of In Utero.

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Sex and the Superbug

The rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Sunday, September 23

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Power, Pollution and the Internet

The environmental impact of server farms.

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Ultimate Retreat to French Polynesia

Exploring remote atolls in the South Pacific.

Saturday, September 22

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The Lie Factory

The invention of political consulting.

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May Doctors Help You to Die?

Debates surrounding physician-assisted dying in the U.S.